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Old 08-23-16, 01:18 PM
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What's a good/small/portable bike tool kit?

I have all the tools I need for working on the bikes at home, but I'd like to get one of those basic compact bike tool kits to leave in my RV for bike rallies.

What's a good bang for the buck one to look at?
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Old 08-23-16, 01:26 PM
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I think you always have to do a trade-off between size and the number of functionalities it provides.
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all at once? Tool Kits | Park Tool probably want to add to that to work on the RV/Truck itself.

And a Portable repair stand .. https://www.parktool.com/category/portable




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Just found that Nashbar has theirs on sale for $37.50 today.
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Originally Posted by Jarrett2 View Post
I have all the tools I need for working on the bikes at home, but I'd like to get one of those basic compact bike tool kits to leave in my RV for bike rallies.

What's a good bang for the buck one to look at?
The best option will depend on what you really need. It really depends on what type of bikes you're working on. The key thing is finding a kit that has the tools you need without too many other tools that don't match your bikes.

If you're working on newer bikes from the last 10 years or so you need different tools than older or cheaper bikes.

I say this because I have a basic kit, but I've probably only used about half the tools at best, since my bikes have mostly gone to things like external bottom brackets, sealed bearings and the like.
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Cheap Husky tool roll or tool bag from Home Depot and add some older duplicate tools from home. It's not the bag, it's the tools in it. A cheap bag looks like a cheap bag and isn't a target. Mine belies the Snap-On, Park, VAR, Unior and Hozan tools inside. My actual bag is a smallish zipper-top Husky.

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Don't buy a tool kit, get an inexpensive tool bag from Sears or Harbor freight and then put in copies of the tools you use at home in it. Most of the time the tool kits have extra tools that you never end up using so why buy them just to have the cool box that you can not add anything to.
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Away from home I use a generic driver multi-tool and a separate "dog-bone" wrench, a separate spoke wrench, plus tire levers. On a modern bike that takes care of everything apart from the bottom bracket, hubs, and cables.
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